Vézelay is a commune, located in the Yonne department in Burgundy, north-central France. It is a defendable hill town, famous for its Vézelay Abbey. The whole town along with its famous 11th century Romanesque Basilica of St. Magdelene are designated by UNESCO as World Heritage sites.
Close to the lake of Caumecon, Saint Martin du Puy is a small rural community, gathering eight villages in Burgundy of central France. On the spot, there is one of the best canoe and kayaking places in France, the river "Le Chalaux", where national and international competitions are held quite regularly.